KZN still accounts for majority of new Covid-19 cases

KZN still accounts for majority of new Covid-19 cases

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says 198 more people, diagnosed with coronavirus, have died.

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This brings the number of those who've lost their lives to 83 617.

Over 4 100 new cases have been picked up in the last 24-hour cycle, which translates to a 14.0% positivity rate.

More than 1 100 of those infections were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal.

"The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (28%), followed by Eastern Cape (24%). Free State accounted for 12%; Western Cape accounted for 11%; Northern Cape accounted for 9%; Mpumalanga accounted for 6%; Gauteng Province accounted for 6%; North West accounted for 4%; and Limpopo Province accounted for 1%," said the NICD.

More than 23 000 people came forward in the province on Monday, to take the coronavirus vaccine.

Nationally, 13.6 million jabs have been administered to date.

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